The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) programme is for anyone living in Derbyshire who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and proven beneficial for carers of someone living with a long term condition.  The course is designed to help participants cope with their health condition and improve their quality of life.

LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills and strategies to manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t.  Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours. There is one session a week and refreshments are provided.

Topics covered include:

  • Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness
  • Coping with depression or feeling low
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
  • Planning for the future
  • Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself

The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences.

We have the following courses available:


Start Dates



Monday 12th June 17

13.30 – 16.00

CAB offices Bank Road - Matlock

Monday 12th June 17

14.00 – 16.30

Eckington Library  Market Street - Eckington

Thursday 15th June 17

13.30 – 16.00

The Saints Parish Centre, St Mary's Gate,-  Chesterfield - Limited Availability

Tuesday 20th June 17

13.30 – 16.00

CAB offices Church Street Church Gresley  - Swadlincote

July and September courses Dates and times to be confirmed


Belper , Chesterfield, Glossop, Clowne, Long Eaton, Ashbourne and Swadlincote


You can book a course by emailing  or telephoning 01283 210107


We also offer the opportunity to become a Living with A Long Term Health Condition volunteer Tutor.